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Selling Your Home? Prep It Ready!

Selling your home is a long process, one that’s going to take a lot of energy from you, and one that will definitely take a lot of your finances. The whole process is going to be long and drawn out, whether you like it or not. The one thing you can do to try and make the whole process easier is to make sure you’re prepping your home ready for the sale. The more you prep, the more time you’re going to save, and the more money you could potentially make. There’s a few things that we’re going to walk you through today that’ll mean you have the best sale that you possibly can. Have a read on to find out more.

 

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Sort The Faults

 

If you’re coming up to the stage of needing to sell your home, you need to make sure you’re getting rid of any faults that you might have. Your home is going to be filled with more than you’re going to want to believe, so make sure you do your checking. The main fault that people seem to have is a problem with their plumbing, and you can bet your bottom dollar that the week before your viewing starts you’ll have something go majorly wrong with your plumbing. If this happens, just deal with the problem as and when. The more you stress, the more things will go wrong. The quicker you sort, the quicker you can make money. Even the little things that you might have problems with, such as a sink that refuses to drain, they all need be sorted. If by any chance at all the people viewing your house try something like that and it doesn’t work, it could only put them off your home. If you have problems such as mold, they definitely need to be sorted rather than covered up. The people viewing the house can bring people in to make sure there are no signs of things like mold, so you don’t want them finding that!

 

Add Some Value

 

Add some value to your home by adding space. Space is the best way to do it, even if it means you’re going to be spending a fortune doing a little bit of renovation work. For example, you could look at adding a conservatory. These are a great little addition that everyone loves. It gives potential buyers that extra bit of space to turn into whatever they want, or just as a little chill out room.

 

Viewing Ready

 

To be viewing ready, you just need to make sure everywhere is clean and presentable. The more time you put in to make sure the house is spotless, the more buyers you’re going to attract. Clean every nook and cranny and find all of the bits you might usually miss, that potential buyers wouldn’t. Another good selling point is to make sure the house smells nice when you have people around. Light a candle, spray a bit of air freshener, and make sure you get rid of any unwanted smells.

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What Is Hard Water?

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If you have ever been to another country or another region in your own country,you may have come across the term hard water. It is normally used to describe water which we aren’t used to or which tastes different than what we are accustomed to at home,but what actually is it? No doubt your customers have heard of hard water. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they understand it and what to do about it. Here’s some information that may help you address common customer questions:

hard water isn’t just a term used in Plumbing, it is a way to describe water which has a high volume of minerals dissolved inside it compared to normal filtered water. Most of the time hard water will have a high percentage of both magnesium and calcium inside, as well as other minerals. The measurement of hard water is done in grains per gallon, and you will be able to see the basic scale here:

 

Soft < 1
Slightly Hard 1.0 – 3.5
Moderately Hard 3.5 – 7.0
Hard 7.0 – 10.5
Very Hard > 10.5

Although you may be a little skeptical about drinking water which is full of minerals and metals, it isn’t dangerous for our bodies. The main issues you will likely face in the presence of hard water is the feeling of never quite being clean. When you wash your hands or your body with hard water it can feel as though a film is left on your body afterwards. This can also affect and glasses and other kitchen equipment you wash. If you drank a glass of water and then left the glass on the side for a few hours, you will be able to see the white sediment at the bottom of the glass.

 

How do you know if you have it?

 

To find out whether or not you have hard water in your home, you will need to investigate your home in more detail to see if you spot anything odd. For example, hard water causes colored clothes to fade more quickly when washed, they can also cause a lot of scale to form around your faucets. It is worth checking all of this before you test the water. Once you have tested the water and found out it is hard, you can sure a water softener in your home to co act the effects.

 

What is water softener?

 

Water softener is used to remove the minerals from your water and therefore reduce its grains per gallon. It can be installed near to your main water line and then it will work to remove the grains from the water which enters your home. The water softener consists of a resin tank and a brine tank which work together to soften your water. By using this you will purify the water which enters your home and therefore you will be much less likely to suffer any of these small effects from using water in your home.

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